[polybuffer~ @embed 1] does not bang on load

    Jun 15 2013 | 4:00 am
    I suspect this is intentional, but I believe it would be helpful if when the embed attribute is set to 1 the polybuffer~ object can still output a bang from its right outlet when load into ram is completed.
    At the moment it does not output anything; as a consequence my patch does not know when the embedded files have been loaded. I therefore have to resort to manual loading of a folder.
    Is there a reason for this behaviour?

    • Jun 15 2013 | 4:56 pm
      You shouldn't need it, when the embed attribute is set the sound files are loaded when the patcher is loaded. Using loadbang should be sufficient.
      The main reason for this behavior is that the sound files are loaded in polybuffer~ when the patcher is instantiated, the outlets and connections of the polybuffer~ may or may not exists. Note that the behavior is consistent with buffer~.
    • Jun 16 2013 | 3:56 am
      Thanks for the reply Emmanuel. That all makes good sense.
      So, if embed is set, I need to know if the polybuffer~ files will be fully loaded _before_ the dump message is sent (from a loadbang or loadmess), even if it's loading lots of mp3 files. Or does that not matter? (does it just retain the information, so load time is not an issue?)
      here's a patch to illustrate: